Recipe Tag: Kid-Friendly

Nutty Gingerbread Chews

These scrumptious cookies have just the right amount of sugar and spice to make them the perfect festive holiday treat. Not only are these little gems safe for those who cannot stomach gluten, but the traditional holiday spice cinnamon has been shown to help to keep blood glucose levels in check. Make sure to keep a batch of these on had in case of unexpected holiday guests or as a reward with a cup of antioxidant rich green tea once all the gift wrapping is done.

Lawren MonetaBy Lawren Moneta

Polka-Dot Cake

Getting your kids to help mix together this cake ensures it will come together in a snap. Gluten-free and dairy-free, this is the perfect treat for lunchboxes, after school or after dinner. For a bit of extra indulgence on special occasions, try topping slices with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and extra berries.

Lawren MonetaBy Lawren Moneta

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

This hearty breakfast oatmeal is loaded with blood sugar balancing ingredients. Rolled oats can play an important role in effectively lowering your blood sugar and improving insulin resistance. Ceylon cinnamon, also called “true cinnamon,” has beneficial effects on blood sugar by stimulating insulin receptors and inhibiting an enzyme that stops them from working.

myWholeLifeBy myWholeLife Team

Healthy Caramel Apples

Apples can help balance blood sugar with their rich content of nutrients, including soluble fibre like pectin.

"These apples are perfect treat for children, but adults also allowed in this snack club!" - Dreena

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Cherry-Chia-Cacao Granola Bars

I originally created this recipe as a results-driven detox/cleanse program. Our clients needed something to sustain them through a morning of exercise that was satisfying and energizing, and these protein-packed bars fit the bill. They are perfect now with summer winding down and kids going back to school. Nourishing, portable and easy to make, this raw granola bar recipe provides a great template for experimenting with additional flavor combinations. For breakfast balance the granola bars out with a green juice or smoothie. Keep one on hand for a mid-morning snack or a lunch box option.

Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural ChefBy Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural Chef

Tamari Roasted Chickpeas

These scrumptious roasted chickpeas will quickly become a weekly go-to recipe in your home. They are a snap to prepare, and each chickpea absorbs the tamari and lemon juice during baking, making every nibble delicious!
They are ideal for packing into lunches, but are especially wonderful still warm served straight up, or to top salads, soups, pastas, or pizzas!

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Banana Split Sundae

A banana split sundae you don’t have to feel guilty about eating or serving the kids! In fact, this fruit-focused version is actually packed with nutrients. Healthy fats & protein help balance the natural sugar from the fruits. You even sneak in a few antioxidants. The chocolate sauce and whipped cream are dairy-free. In terms of ice cream, choose from organic dairy, coconut, frozen yogurt or even goat’s milk ice cream, my personal favorite. Try something artisanal and local, the key is moderation!

Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural ChefBy Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural Chef

Raw Strawberry Pie

One summer after picking buckets full of local ripe strawberries, Dreena wanted to make a pie deserving of their glorious, fresh flavor. She created this pie, and it did the strawberries proud!

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton